Steven Heim is a Managing Director at Boston Common Asset Management, an investment firm that targets global impact initiatives in pursuit of, both financial return and social change. Over the years, Steven has engaged in dialogues at IFIP global conferences on the intersection of corporate accountability and Indigenous Peoples rights. Since 2007, he has served as the Chair of the Advocacy Subcommittee of the Investors and Indigenous Peoples Working Group. He also serves on the board of Cultural Survival as the vice chair.
This article is based on a Q&A with Steven Heim of Boston Common Asset Management.
Two basic lessons: “Know what you own. Are there companies in your portfolios that harm Indigenous Peoples directly or indirectly?” and “Seek direction from Indigenous Peoples themselves.”